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Praxis Middle School ELA: Word Choice in Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following paints a verbal picture to compare two dissimilar things?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an overstatement or exaggeration?

Question 3 3. Two friends go to lunch together. One says to the other, 'Let's have a pepperoni pizza.' How might the other have responded that involves a connotation?

Question 4 4. Which of the following uses the words 'like' or 'as' to draw a comparison between two things that are not particularly similar?

Question 5 5. In The Story of an Hour, Louise's relief at learning that her husband has been killed in an accident is an example of _____.

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Question 6 6. A metaphor is:

Question 7 7. In Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, a caged parrot and mockingbird, a pigeon house, and a broken-winged bird are all symbols representing _____.

Question 8 8. Connotation is the _____.

Question 9 9. How do we distinguish understatement from exaggeration?

Question 10 10. Extended metaphors are most often found in which style of writing?

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Question 11 11. 'Given the infinite possibilities for love, Harvey chose www.matchme.com.' What is this is an example of?

Question 12 12. What is denotation?

Question 13 13. You're reading a book, and you come across a passage where a lot of words begin with the same consonant. What kind of figurative language did you just see?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

Question 15 15. The author's overall attitude toward a subject is called _____.

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Question 16 16. What does the imagery in the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes symbolize?

Question 17 17. What is an extended metaphor?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is an example of auditory imagery from the poem Metaphors by Sylvia Plath?

Question 19 19. In 'Harry Potter', Professor Snape's first name, Severus, means serious, strict, and severe. The character of Professor Snape is also serious and strict. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT one of the tools an author can use to reveal tone?

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Question 21 21. What is Juvenalian satire?

Question 22 22. Saying the opposite of what you mean, sometimes for humorous effect, is an example of _____.

Question 23 23. How do dramatic irony and situational irony differ?

Question 24 24. Which playwright is especially well-known and respected for his or her use of metaphors?

Question 25 25. 'A dog is a four-legged mammal' is an example of _____.

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Question 26 26. Saying the opposite of what you mean is a type of understatement called _____.

Question 27 27. Why is it important for an author to be able to use mood effectively?

Question 28 28. How does symbolism make writing stronger?

Question 29 29. What is satire?

Question 30 30. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Praxis Middle School ELA: Word Choice in Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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